By Our Community, For Our Community

Meet our WHEN authors below. We love partnering with writers from our community to bring you content that is rooted in Scripture and paired with each writer’s unique life experience. If you’re looking to write an article for us, submit your pitch here.

Meet Our Authors

Meet the writers we’ve partnered with and click on their names to navigate to the articles they’ve written. You may recognize some of them as Hosanna Revival staff, or authors of the printed devotionals we’ve published. You may recognize some of them from Instagram, or you may have never heard of them. Our goal is to create a platform to amplify these voices as they mine the Word, looking for the Scripture’s answers to life’s questions. We’re glad you’re here.

Abbi lives in Charlotte, NC and is currently enrolled in a graduate certificate program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She nannies full-time and enjoys writing, cooking, thrifting, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Abigail Nelson currently calls the rocky coast of Maine home. She recently graduated from college where she gained experience writing for several Maine publications. Besides writing, Abigail loves foreign languages, painting, and photography. She desires to use these passions for the furthering of Christ's kingdom and is excited to see how the Lord will use her next.

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Abigail Thompson is a student at Cedarville University studying professional writing and women’s ministry. She is passionate about words that point to her Savior and desires that her pen always be guided by his grace. You will often find Abigail on her front porch in the evenings, writing with her Bible open and her dog by her side. She loves sharing about biblical femininity, contentment, and the kindness of God as he works in her life. Her prayer is that her words might spur others on in their pursuit of Christ.

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Alicia Lynn Hamilton and her husband Jack are planted in beautiful New Hampshire where they serve the youth at their church together. Alicia's days are spent doing college ministry at her alma mater, the University of New Hampshire. Her favorite Bible verse at the moment is "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one  who takes refuge in him" (Psalm 34:8 NIV). God has written so many little blessed stories in her life through chronic illness and other life experiences, all with one central theme: "God is the Best Thing." Also, she loves cannolis.

Alyssa Adkins is a married mother of three teenagers. She spent 12 years in the public school system as a teacher and principal before choosing to stay home and be more present for her family. Ever since she took her last drink of alcohol in July of 2015, she’s been determined to give God the glory for saving her from her addiction by helping others who are still suffering . She loves to read, boat, travel and witness the people her children are becoming as they grow in their faith through life’s milestones. Alyssa is passionate about living transparently to show how our struggles and imperfections grow us closer to God and into the people he created us to be.

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Alyssa lives in central Illinois and works as a social media manager for a local non-profit organization that helps individuals overcome sexual abuse. A lifelong writer, she began her ministry through her personal blog, The October Opportunist, in 2018. Alyssa is passionate about serving Jesus and leads worship at her church. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, and writing music.

Amy Saxby

Amy is a Cincinnati native. She met her husband in high school, and married young. They have four kids: one in college and three teenagers busy at home. Teaching has always been one of her passions, so she spends her days with 4th graders teaching them to find their voice through writing. She loves Jesus with all of her heart and knows that her calling in life is love God and love others well. Amy loves colorful food, coffee with friends, being in nature, and playing music with family.

Anela-Lani is a Chuukese-American writer living in Maui. She hosts her podcast—the Beloved Young Thing Podcast—for young, island women where she talks about spirituality and mental health. She is a lover of Jesus, her family, poetry, art, surfing and all things beautiful.

Ann Swindell is the author of the  book The Path to Peace: Experiencing God’s Comfort When You’re Overwhelmed. She has contributed articles to The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Deeply Rooted, and multiple other ministries. Ann is also the owner of Writing with Grace, and she lives in West Michigan with her pastor husband and two kids. Connect with her at

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Managing Editor of WHEN

Malory Smith

Malory is the Publishing Assistant at Hosanna Revival and Managing Editor of WHEN. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, their son, and their dog—all three of whom she is totally obsessed with. She loves a good story, lots of sugar in her coffee, dancing, and book recommendations. She views herself as an extroverted-introvert. Malory is passionate about biblical literacy for women and is always trying to grow in her understanding of the Bible and God’s character.

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